UPDATED: 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lubbock, some community- - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATED: 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lubbock, some community-spread

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The City of Lubbock health department Sunday reported two additional COVID-19 cases among Lubbock County residents, bringing the total to 10. City health director Katherine Wells said we are now seeing community spread of COVID-19 in Lubbock. Of the 10 cases, two are community-spread: someone age 15-25 and someone age 50-60.

Mayor Dan Pope said he will consider an order closing nail salons on Monday. He implored citizens to not hoard and be good neighbors. 

All the cases reported this weekend came from drive-up testing at UMC. The city reports with increased availability of testing through private labs, new cases are being identified in the area. 

Further down the page you will find a list of potential public exposure sites, all listed as low-risk. There is also the information the health department can release about each person in these cases.

Based on the multiple agencies that have reported to FOX34, the count currently stands at:
 

Lubbock County: 10
Hockley County: 3
Lea County, NM: 1

The health department will continue to monitor people who have tested positive, under CDC guidelines. The city reports the department's disease surveillance team will continue working to make sure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19.

Across Texas the count of confirmed COVID-19 cases was 334, with six deaths. New Mexico reports 65 confirmed cases as of Sunday.

 

Lubbock case information

 Below is a list of each Lubbock County case, when each case was publicly reported, age of the person and how they were exposed to COVID-19.
 

Case 1 - Reported March 17 - Age 15-25 - Traveled out of the country
Case 3 - Reported March 18 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of the country
Case 4 - Reported March 20 - Age 30-40 - Traveled out of the country
Case 5 - Reported March 20 - Age 15-25 - Community acquired
Case 6 - Reported March 21 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of the country
Case 7 - Reported March 21 - Age 40-50 - Exposure to a known COVID-19 case
Case 8 - Reported March 21 - Age 50-60 - Community acquired
Case 9 - Reported March 21 - Age 20-30 - Exposure to a known case
Case 10 - Reported March 22 - Age over 60 - Exposure to known case
Case 11 - Reported March 22 - Age 20-30 - Exposure to known case

Case number 002 was reported March 17, someone over age 60 who traveled out of state. This was previously included in Lubbock County count but was removed because it is a Hockley County resident.

The city has updated the list of places of possible exposure for citizens to be aware of, listed below. Health officials report low risk exposure at the following locations. A few locations were removed that were previously listed after city officials determined there was not a risk.
 


March 14 - Sunset Church of Christ - Graduation Ceremony
March 15 - Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport between 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

March 16 - Walmart Fourth Street and Frankford Ave. between 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
March 16 - Hobby Lobby on 76th and Slide between 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
March 16 - Market Street on 19th and Quaker between 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
March 16 - Dollar General 5004 34th Street between 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
March 16 - Blazing Bouncers 11401 U.S. 87 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Risk categories for COVID-19:

 

High risk: Living in the same household as, being an intimate partner of, or providing care in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) for a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection without using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation. 

Management - Active monitoring, daily contact with the health department, restrict to home, immediate isolation and notification to the health department if symptomatic.


Medium risk: Close contact with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Living in the same household, an intimate partner of, or caring for a person in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) to a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection while consistently using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation. 

Management - Self-monitoring, take temperature daily, watch for signs and symptoms. Recommendation to remain at home or in a comparable setting. Practice social distancing. Immediate isolation and notification to the health department is symptomatic.

 
 
Low risk: Being in the same indoor environment (e.g. a classroom, a hospital waiting room.) as a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time but not meeting the definition of close contact.

 

Management - Self-observation, self-assess for temperature and symptoms. Practice social distancing. Immediate isolation if becomes symptomatic. Stay at home. Seek medical advice if you develop severe symptoms.

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